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music while browsingLet me paint a picture for you. You’re browsing the web, looking for music to listen to. You know of a few great sites, but none of them has everything you’re looking for so you bounce around the web, listening to your music. Then, you go check your email or some of your social networks for a few hours. Maybe you continue to surf different websites. Afterwards, you start chatting with a friend about an awesome song you listened to earlier. Who was it by? You aren’t sure. You can’t even remember what particular site you heard it on.

Does this sound familiar? It happens to the best of us, but I’ve found a great app that was built with this type of behavior in mind. With exfm, you’ll never find yourself in this situation again.

What Is Exfm?

Exfm is a social music discovery platform that follows you around the web and keeps track of everything you listen to across various websites. Essentially it turns the web into your music library, making it incredibly easy to discover music while browsing, organize that music into a library, and share it with all your friends.

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Whenever you browse a site with MP3s, they will automatically be added to your library. This is especially useful if you visit a lot of different sites and constantly have trouble remembering where you heard “that one song”.

Exfm will also go ahead and tag everything for you automatically, making it easier to find in your library once your collection grows. When you find a song you really love, you can “note” it. Noting a song, which is a lot like Liking something on Facebook, will place it into your Noted tab and display it on your public exfm profile page.

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As exfm is social, you can view all of the great music your friends are sharing as well. You can refer to your activity stream to catch all the latest updates from the people you’re connected with.

Lastly, exfm allows you to connect with your Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr accounts to easily find your friends and begin sharing the songs you like with them.

How Do I Get exfm?

Exfm is currently available as a browser extension for Google Chrome. If you head over to exfm’s homepage you can click the ‘Install Now‘ button to get started.

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As of recently, exfm is also available as an iPhone app, allowing you to take the app with you wherever you go. With the exfm iPhone app, all of your friends, feeds, music, and sharing options are right there with you, on your phone. Imagine being able to trap songs from the websites you browse and then listen to them once you leave your computer from your mobile device. Amazing.

Conclusion

After playing around with exfm for a while I got really excited about this extension. It had everything I’m looking for from a social perspective and it makes keeping track of the music I find on various sites a breeze. I was impressed with it and I think you will be too. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Do you like using exfm in your browser or on your phone?

  1. bromberg
    February 11, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Looks like ex.fm no longer exists !?!
    db

  2. blazintommyd
    August 8, 2011 at 9:31 am

    When I go to the site I notice that it is not verified and that the log in in not secure and not encrypted so I'm going to pass - there are too many privacy issues out there like with facebook and other services and all of it to me points to Blackmail to enforce  conformity to censorship and intimidation using sex and rock n roll music tsk tsk

  3. Saikat Basu
    July 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Really looks like a useful app. Sort of an automatic bookmark manager for songs. Thanks for the tip.

    • Steve Campbell
      July 13, 2011 at 2:52 am

      Thanks a lot, Saikat. That's exactly how I've been using it as of late.

  4. Guest
    July 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I will never use this. Personally, I thought the "single browser only" approach died out when Firefox spanked IE. Now Google is every bit as as bad as Microsoft one was. Stop with the "chrome only" already!

    • Steve Campbell
      July 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      Sorry you feel that way. It really is a handy app if you give it a chance, and I'm sure it will be available for more browsers soon.

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